Meetup Organizer Newsletter: April 2022

Hello everyone,

We have some exciting updates for you and your local MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. groups in this issue- read on to find out more! For more news from the WordPress community, check out the latest Month in WordPress.  

Here’s what’s inside this issue:

  • Watch the WordPress 6.0 Walkthrough
  • Contribute your voice to these WordPress Topics
  • New #WPDiversity Events
  • Resources from the Learn Team
  • Upcoming WordPress events

🎷 Watch the WordPress 6.0 Walkthrough

Earlier this month, the WordPress 6.0 leads hosted a live-streamed walkthrough of features slated for the upcoming release.

Catch the replay here on and make sure to follow the schedule to keep you and your community in the loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. regarding other key dates related to the next major WordPress release! If you’re someone who’d rather read than watch, then check out that recap here.

Here’s a quick link to the release schedule for WordPress 6.0, the second major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. of 2022.

🤝 Contribute to WordPress

There are two posts open for comments over on the Make Community blog. 

🏳️‍🌈 New #WPDiversity Events

Upcoming #WPDiversity Events

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022: Does the thought of you or your Meetup members speaking at one of our WordPress MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. in Nigeria intrigue you? We are holding a 1.5 hour live, hands-on, interactive workshop – How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at Nigeria WordPress Meetups — for people who are thinking about speaking at WordPress Meetups in Nigeria. Please invite your Meetup members to join us!
  • May 2022: Our next Allyship for WP Event Organizers will be in the second week of May 2022. It is a valuable and proven action-oriented workshop to create more welcoming and inclusive WordPress events. You will walk away with a list of action items you can start doing right away. Please watch for the May 2022 date.

New APAC-friendly meeting times will be announced very soon. Stay tuned to the #WPDiversity posts for more information.

Integrating #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing

A pathway has been suggested to introduce all WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. and meetup organizers to #WPDiversity programs, with the aim of helping to strengthen their events from inception.While the post has closed to comments, the conversation will continue on how to become an ally in the #community-team channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, and look for future updates on how these suggestions will be implemented.

💻 Resources from the Training Team

Each month the Training Team puts out a list of their new Lesson Plans and Workshops. These can be ideal to use for planning your next meetup! Take a look at what they have to offer and see if there’s an option that’s useful to your community and makes meetup organizing a little bit easier. After all, that’s why they’re here!

🌍 Upcoming WordPress events

We’d like to thank our global community sponsors for 2022 who make WordPress events possible!

2022 is seeing a return to in-person events. We have mandatory safety guidelines in place to protect your and your community. As COVID changes, these will change, so please stay current. And for those planning an in-person event, we also have legal protections available to you. Take a minute to see how the WordPress Community team has you covered.

📚 From the flagship WordCamps

  • 🇪🇺 WordCamp Europe in Porto, Portugal from June 2 to 4
    Tickets for the 10th Annual WordCamp Europe. Each ticket includes entry, lunch, coffee, and snacks, access to Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., the After Party, and your yearly event t-shirt.
  • 🇺🇸 WordCamp US in San Diego, California from September 9 to 11, 2022
    WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. has opened its call for volunteers of all backgrounds and experience. You can be certain there is a volunteer role that could use your help! Apply today.
  • 🇹🇭 WC Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, dates to be determined
    The WordCamp Asia Call for Organizers is now open! If you meet the criteria – a full list of which can be found in the Call – then, apply now. Travel to the event is not required.

🎪 Other WordCamps on the horizon

We have plenty of WordCamps taking place this year, and so far all are in-person! Below are some of the WordCamps coming up soon—feel free to attend or share them with your meetup groups.

🔎 Check out other WordPress meetups

Did you know that there are 762 WordPress Meetup groups across 111 countries with at least 484,214 members amongst them? And those numbers continue to grow.

Take a minute to look around at where they’re located and what they’re doing. You might feel inspired to try something new at your next meetup, find some new speakers you could reach out to, or find a meetup near you to collaborate with. Who knows what you might find!

And that’s a wrap! 

If you have any questions, Community Team deputiesProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. are here to help. Please email us at or join the #community-events Slack channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!

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The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @rmartinezduque @eidolonnight @harishanker @mysweetcate @webcommsat @lmurillom